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Brown Bar exterior modern-exterior

Brown Bar exterior

Location: Mathias, WV
Completion Date: 2008
Size: 2,000 sf
Typology: Single Bar
Modules: 1 Box, Panelized Basement & Fixtures

o Bedrooms: 3
o Baths: 2
o Features: Media Room, Exterior Deck

o Exterior: Cedar Siding, Cement Board, Ipe Decks, Cedar Railings
o Interior: Maple Cabinets, Bamboo Floors, Caesarstone Countertops, Slate Bathroom Floors

Project Description:

The Brown Bar aka lostrivermodern is a modern cabin nestled in the woods with all the amenities of a full-time home. Two hours west of Washington D.C., in scenic Lost River, West Virginia, the cabin is a getaway for a young family. It is completely immersed in the landscape and can accommodate up to eight people.

Set into the side of a steeply sloped site on a concrete foundation the home boasts walls of glass, which extend the space into the tree canopy. The main level features a master bedroom and bath along with the open kitchen, living and dining areas. The adjacent ipe deck expands the living area to the exterior and is the perfect setting to relax and take in the natural surroundings. The living area is filled with natural light, and features a wood-burning stove to keep warm in the winter months. The lower level is a walkout basement with polished concrete floors and is complete with a media room, bedroom, bath, mechanical room and bunkroom for the kids.

The single bar typology is 16’ wide by 64’ long, the largest module the factory can produce, thus maximizing the efficiencies of implementation within the factory, while minimizing the work onsite. The 2,000 sf home is wrapped in cedar siding and seeks to blend into the surrounding landscape. The Brown Bar’s spare lines and beautiful natural setting leave only light, sound and space vying for attention.

In order to reduce construction costs, the client acted as his own general contractor and spent his summer months and weekends finishing the home. To educate and share his experience of building a prefab home with others, weekly and monthly updates were documented on his blog, Additionally, he has made lostrivermodern available to rent and visit for a weekend or vacation via his website:

Architects: Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Project Architect: John Kim
Project Team: Kara Yamagami
Manufacturer: Simplex Industries
Engineer: Lynne Walshaw P.E., Greg Sloditskie
Project Coordinator: Jason Drouse
Contractor: Chris Brown
Photographer: © Chris Brown

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November 14, 2013
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do you know what stain/finish was applied? I like the color. And am doing cedar siding.
    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 1:39PM
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An exterior sealer than try eathier fruitwood or cherry on cedar this is natural redwood I believe... Good luck
    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 5:46PM
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December 13, 2012
krciocca1570 wrote:
what is this wood? thanks.
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western red cedar
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 1:14PM
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what grade?
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 12:55PM
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July 11, 2013
bgottfried wrote:
Is Cedar T&G like this more expensive than Lap Cedar siding?

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Another Res: 4 project uses cedar siding, a more typical way of cladding a house than cement panels. Regardless, the variation found in just this small area at the bottom corner of a window is striking; This is the sort of natural variation that fiber cement can't accomplish.

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